Watch and Pray

This simple blog is devoted to the greatest privilege that man has ever been given; PRAYER.

When Do I Pray?

My husband, Floyd, springs out of bed every morning eager to spend time in prayer with God. By spending those early hours with Jesus, Floyd is giving the very best of his day to the Lord. I, on the other hand, pray best between the hours of midnight and 3 A.M. God has called me to be on the midnight
watch. I jokingly tell Floyd the airwaves are less crowded on my watch! Your prayer watch may be in the middle of the day. God deals with each of us individually.

When the Holy Spirit calls you to pray, let nothing stand in your way. Be like the psalmist who wrote. “As for me. I shall call upon God, and the Lord will save me. Evening and morning and at noon, I will complain and murmur, and He will hear my voice” (Ps. 55:16,17, italics added). Obey the urgency of the Spirit to pray immediately when you feel an inner witness. An immediate response can change the direction of a person’s life, or a situation, for the purpose of God’s glory and another’s good.

You can accomplish far more through prayer than through your works and deeds. You are meeting with God Himself, asking for divine intervention. Procrastination can be your greatest enemy, so use your time wisely—don’t waste it.

The “when” of your prayer time is between you and God He knows your schedule and when you will be most effective. What matters most is that you set aside time each day to meet with Him.

As you study the following Scriptures and biblical examples, ask God for the specific time He wants you to intercede.

Psalm 5:3 Psalm 88:13 Mark 1:35
Acts 2:1-4.15 (Note: the Holy Spirit fell at 9 A.M.)
Psalm 55:17
Matthew 14:23 Luke 6:12 Mark 6:47
Acts 16:25
1 Samuel 7:8 Romans 1:9.10 1 Samuel 12:23
Ephesians 6:18 Nehemiah 1:6 Colossians 1:9
Psalm 72:15 Colossians 4:2 Luke 2:37
1 Thessalonians 3:10 Luke 6:12 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Acts 10:2 Timothy 5:5

Keep in mind that Jesus prayed early in the mornings and often all night! There is never a wrong time to pray (see 1 Thess. 5:17); important to keep our appointments with God.

Excerpt from Chapter 2 (Teach me to pray) of “Becoming a Prayer Warrior” by Elizabeth Alves

One comment on “When Do I Pray?

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